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McCulloch Royal Badges: Unicorn Pursuivant, Ormand Herald, and Marchmont Herald

“The unicorn was adopted as a royal badge some time after 1381 but it is not known exactly when the first Unicorn Pursuivant was created, the earliest names being John Fraser in 1426. Perhaps because it is the national beast of Scotland, the line of Unicorn Pursuivants has remained almost unbroken.” – Court of Lord Lyon

1560 Unicorn Pursuivant: Alexander McCulloch

“Marchmont is named after a royal castle – more commonly known as Roxburgh Castle. and may have been created to mark the accession of James II of Scots. The King was killed by an exploding artillery piece in 1460 when his army was besieging Marchmont, or Roxburgh, castle. The office of Marchmont Herald is first mentioned in 1438.” – Court of Lord Lyon

1562 Marchmont Pursuivant: Adam McCulloch

“The title of Ormond Pursuivant was probably created around 1488 when James III created his second son Duke of Ross and Marquess of Ormond.” – Court of Lord Lyon

1569 Ormond Pursuivant: Alexander MacCulloch